SEN Learning Support Assistant

Cherry Tree Academy, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC2284-62 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 27/06/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: TBA  

Job Description

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We are looking to appoint a SEN Learning Support Assistant to work at Cherry Tree Academy, this is to support an EYFS child with Downs Syndrome.

We are looking for a patient, caring person to support this child whilst in school. Experience of working with Downs Syndrome would be an advantage. Knowledge of Makaton would be desirable although full training will be given.

Some experience of working with an EYFS/Infant/Primary style curriculum or a willingness to gain experience in this area is essential. Previous experience of working as an LSA is also desirable.

It is essential that you have GCSEs (grades A-C) in both Maths and English, or hold equivalent qualifications in this area.

This is a fixed term contract linked to the SEN funding, provided for the duration of the pupil's education at Cherry Tree Academy.

Working hours are 27.5 hours per week, this includes classroom and lunchtime support. The working pattern is 8.45am - 3.00pm Monday - Friday.

Salary Scale 3 point 4, 43.3 weeks per year (term time only, plus holiday entitlement) Actual salary, £11,686 per annum.

Successful applicants will join our friendly, caring and highly competent team of learning support staff.

Please apply on-line or contact Michelle Smith, HR Manager by email at

At Cherry Tree Academy our mission is that our pupils will develop:

· A set of spiritual and moral values - honesty, integrity and good judgement

· A toolkit of basic skills - linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, physical and social.

· An enquiring mind and a desire for knowledge.

· Strong self-esteem and high personal expectations.

· Tolerance and respect for others.

Connected Learning Multi-Academy Trust are committed to:

  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, of children and young people;
  • Promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of difference backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued;
  • The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs

and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share this commitment.

The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references.

Closing date: 23rd March 2022

Interview Date TBA

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Michelle Smith
Holt Drive, Colchester
Essex, CO2 0BG
Telephone: 01206 575224

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